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May 8, 2014 10:06 AM
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One Night in Philly Near the Forumn

Heading to Philly from Toronto late June for the NHL draft. Staying and spending most of my time near the Forum. Looking for Italian, Spanish,or Greek options....mains between $20-$30. If I need to spend more for great food, not a problem.
Thanks in advance for any help.

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  1. I'm not sure what/where the "Forum" is?

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    1. re: Buckethead

      Wasn't The Forum an, uh... Mature Audience movie theatre?

      I think the OP means the Wachovia Center, being that he's attending the NHL draft. If so, East Passyunk Ave in South Philly (though no Greek or Spanish).

    2. Hi Robb - do you mean the Wells Fargo Center? I just noticed that's where the draft is (otherwise, you'd be referring to an old shuttered porno theatre).

      If so, you'll be smack in South Philly - lots of good Italian options. Come to my neighborhood, Passyunk Ave, and go to Le Virtu for excellent regional (Abbruzze) Italian food. If it's nice out, make a reservation on their deck. It's about 1-2 miles from the stadium.

      Not a lot of Spanish and Greek in the area that I know about, but there are a few great places in other parts of the city:
      Spanish: Amada, Tinto, Jamonera
      Greek: Opa, (people also rave about Estia, which is pricier)

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      1. re: BelgianBeerMistress

        Thanks for the recs...excuse the error...I think my age is showing!!